Over the last week, things have picked up around star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. around his possible desire to move on from the Cleveland Browns after the 2019 season. The chatter has only continued to heat up, with various reports further validating that he may want to explore other opportunities around the league. With that in mind, there is one possible landing spot that has been suggested if Beckham Jr. does depart from the Browns.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s uncertain Browns’ future
The 2019 season has been far from the high level of expectations that were placed on the Browns. Heading into Week 15, they are on the outside looking in for the playoffs.
It has led to several internal issues flaring up along the way that have only made the entire situation that much more troublesome. Another layer was added to the team’s woes after reports surfaced just before Week 14 action that Beckham Jr. was telling opposing coaches and players to get him out of Cleveland.
That came just days after the star wideout voiced to the media his uncertainty about his long-term future with the franchise after the 2019 campaign. Beckham Jr. attempted to quiet the chatter on social media afterward by stating the didn’t say he wasn’t happy with the Browns. Nonetheless, it has created strong discussions hat Beckham Jr. could be locked on playing elsewhere.
Odell Beckham Jr. could be eying a title contender
Although there are still a few weeks left in the regular season, the rumor mill continues to churn around Beckham Jr.’s future with the Browns.
It ramped up another notch on Tuesday morning after Skip Bayless on Undisputed voiced that he’s hearing that the Pro Bowler may want to play with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
There is an intriguing aspect to point out in this entire matter that there is just a $2.75 million dead cap hit for the 2020 season on Beckham Jr.’s contract if the Browns decide to move him. That puts on the table the possibility of a trade if the team wants to explore that route next offseason.
The Packers would undoubtedly be interested given their need to provide Rodgers with more offensive weapons at wide receiver aside from Pro Bowler Davante Adams. It’s a scenario that would require Green Bay to unload some of their salary, but Beckham Jr. has proven to be one of the most talented offensive players in the league.
Odell Beckham Jr., Browns focused on 2019 season
There are plenty of enticing scenarios that will be floated around Beckham Jr.’s long-term future in Cleveland, but the focus remains on the 2019 season.
The Browns are in a tight spot for the playoff aspirations, but they remain in the picture heading into the final three games. They have an uphill battle ahead of them trailing the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans each by two games for the second wild-card spot, but the possibility is still there.
Cleveland’s remaining schedule includes facing the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals. The deck is certainly stacked against them, which will need Beckham Jr. to play a significant part in their offensive game plan in helping them finish out the season strong.
It has been nearly the type of season that the team didn’t anticipate, but a late push could be enough to give them at least a shot at keeping those lofty aspirations alive in what has been a frustrating season in Cleveland.